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Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets.

Coleridge: Early Visions
is the first part of Holmes's classic biography of Coleridge that forever transformed our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' and his place in the Romantic Movement. Dismissed by much recent scholarship as an opium addict, plagiarist, political apostate and mystic charlatan, Richard Holmes's Coleridge leaps out of the page as a brilliant, animated and endlessly provoking figure who invades the imagination. This is an act of biographical recreation which brings back to life Coleridge's poetry and encyclopaedic thought, his creative energy and physical presence. He is vivid and unexpected. Holmes draws the reader into the labyrinthine complications of his subject's personality and literary power, and faces us with profound questions about the nature of creativity, the relations between sexuality and friendship, the shifting grounds of political and religious belief.

Baker & Taylor
The first in a definitive two-volume biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge sheds new light on the poet's life and work, revealing the intricacies of both his personality and his literary vision. Reprint.

& Taylor

Describes the poet's complex, briliant, but flawed personality and assesses his work as a poet, journalist, memoirist, lecturer, letter-writer, critic, philosopher, and artist

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1999
Edition: 1st Pantheon ed
ISBN: 9780375705403
Branch Call Number: B COL
Characteristics: 2 v. : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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